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Megs the Common Brushtail Possum   - 23rd November 2012

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Megs the Common Brushtail Possum

Age:Adult Sex: Female Weight: 1.87kg

Found: With her leg stuck in a camper trailer after travelling from Gympie to Maroochydore.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital via Bli Bli Veterinary Surgery by the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit.

Veterinary Assessment: Dr Amber found Megs had some tissue trauma on her leg where it was stuck. She and Gingernut were otherwise bright and active.

Treatment: Dr Amber gave Megs fluids and pain relief, and kept her in Mammals ICU for a few days to further assess her leg.

Future: Megs and Gingernut have been sent to a local wildlife carer until the leg has made a full recovery. They will then be released back into the wild.

AZWH Fact: As cities and suburbs take over natural habitats for wildlife, including common brushtail possums, the animals are forced to live in close quarters with people - even in our campervans! Please keep an eye out for any injured wildlife.



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